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Old 10-21-17, 03:43 PM
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WTB TCS Tubeless Compatible Wheels

WTB TCS Tubeless Compatible Wheels, on my Motobecane Café noir, I like to put some Swalbes on in the Spring and tubes, do I need a special tire? just want to stay with tubes here.
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Old 10-21-17, 05:54 PM
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Originally Posted by Pistard View Post
WTB TCS Tubeless Compatible Wheels, on my Motobecane Café noir, I like to put some Swalbes on in the Spring and tubes, do I need a special tire? just want to stay with tubes here.
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If you are using tubes, any typical clincher tire will work.

It is only if you plan to go tubeless that you need to worry about a tubeless ready tire.
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Old 10-22-17, 09:24 PM
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A warning: I have two sets of "tubeless ready" wheels, and putting a normal tire on either is a hugely painful and involved process. Taking a tire off is a hugely painful and involved process. At least, in my repeated experiences ... others might have different experiences ....

I have decided to go tubeless with both wheel sets because the hassle of trying to change a flat on the roadside, and the likelihood that I will puncture the new tube trying to get the tire in place, is Waaay too high.

It took me 45 minutes to put in a new tube in last night. Luckily I was right under a streetlight, and luckily I got the tire on without puncturing the tube. Luckily I had brought a full-size tire-jacker because that bike has plenty of cargo capacity. Without it ... I might still be out there, or still be walking home.

People tell me the tire will stretch over time ... well, I don't know how long it will take but after a few tube changes, it hasn't happened yet.

I don't think I will ever try a tubed tire on "tubeless-ready" rims ever again. I have already spent the money on expensive sealant and rim tape, valves, and over-priced tubeless tires, of which there is insufficient variety.

Good thing I got a good deal on the wheels ... or I wouldn't be able to afford using them, with the cost of the tires and gear.

I will tell you after several months if tubeless is a waste or not ... but it is already too late for me.

Hopefully you will not have any problems at all.
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Old 10-23-17, 03:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Maelochs View Post
A warning: I have two sets of "tubeless ready" wheels, and putting a normal tire on either is a hugely painful and involved process.
Agree with this. I have a set of WH-6800s and mounting ANY tire to those wheels can be a ridiculous ordeal even if you get the bead in the center channel as proscribed.
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Old 10-23-17, 07:18 PM
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Agree with this. I have a set of WH-6800s and mounting ANY tire to those wheels can be a ridiculous ordeal even if you get the bead in the center channel as proscribed.
I have a set of WTB TCS rims (KOM i21). They are not prticularly difficult to mount tires on. Maybe a tighter than average, but they have a good deep channel down the middle to help with that.

Hopefully the OP’s TCS rims are similar.
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